Video of mother helping panda cub climb his first tree goes viral

Video Of Mother Helping Panda Cub Climb His First Tree Goes Viral

A young panda has achieved a milestone accomplishment.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute posted to Facebook on Monday that, "After several attempts this morning, ‪#BeiBei‬ climbed up a tree! And mamma bear Mei Xiang helped him climb back down."

BEI BEI CLIMBS A TREE: Bei Bei, the Smithsonian National Zoo's celebrity baby panda, climbed a tree for the first time...

Posted by FB Newswire on Monday, February 8, 2016

The accompanying video shows the cub trying to hold on to the trunk as the mother supports him from below.

Eventually, he is guided back to the ground.

Bei Bei was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on August 22nd.

See more photos of adorable Bei Bei:

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Video of mother helping panda cub climb his first tree goes viral
Bei Bei, a Giant Panda cub born on August 22, 2015, makes his first media appearance at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC, December 16, 2015. Bei Bei will make his first public appearance on January 16, when the Giant Panda house reopens to the public.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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